Cauliflower Lentil Soup Recipe.

Cauliflower Lentil Soup

Nothing says fall like a hearty nutritious soup that warms you to the bone. This one fits that bill perfectly!

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 onions
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 1/2 teaspoons)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup dry of red lentils rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups of water or vegetable broth
  • 4 cups of cauliflower florets
  • 2 teaspoons of kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • diced red bell pepper, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes, or until softened.
  2. Stir in carrots, celery, bell peppers, lentils, cumin, turmeric, and bay leaf.
  3. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered (for about 30-35 minutes), or until lentils are nearly tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add cauliflower, salt, and pepper. Simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Remove bay leaf.
  5. Using an immersion blender or food processor, process until smooth. If the soup is too thick, add a little water or broth. Adjust seasonings to taste. Garnish with the diced red pepper.

*Note: When cooking legumes such as lentils or beans, don’t add the salt until the last few minutes of cooking or the legumes won’t become soft.

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